Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

At our Plus 50 events, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, beer brewing, flying commercial drones, and much more! Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Plus 50 events. 


Check out these programs and resources:

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Workforce Continuing Education division can help -- and the Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Hire Yourself: Create Your Own Career
Name
HRD-3004BM2
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 6 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Description
Explore opportunities for self-employment with little startup expenses. Learn about various possibilities for launching and developing a business of your own and how to get started. If your work history is less than ideal or if you have limited education, a criminal record, or other obstacles on the road to rewarding employment, this course can help you find success.
Course Objectives
  1. have identified transferable skills.
  2. have explored legal and regulatory guidelines for launching a business.
  3. have reviewed opportunities for self-employment positions in various industries.
  4. have identified methods to develop relationships with clients.
  5. have developed an action plan.
  6. have explored additional training opportunities.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1 - Registration, self assessment, overview and transferable skills
  2. Module 2 - Barriers to employment and opportunities for self employment
  3. Module 3 - Effective communication and presentation skills for entrepreneurs
  4. Module 4 - Components of a business plan
  5. Module 5 - Exploration of business ventures
  6. Module 6 - Putting a plan into action
Contact Hours
14
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
N/A
Text and Supplies Needed
Handouts provided by instructor
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Career Readiness-Success Strategies - HRD-3004A4
Course Contact Information
HRD Office http://hrd.waketech.edu
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696